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Fast start for food and wine events

Whoever said things slow down after the holidays must spend a lot of time at home. This still-new year is showing no signs of...
Bruce Newbury

Food trucks find niche

“To me, food trucks are the old town square!” said Eric Weiner. He can tell you how many trucks serve food in virtually any...

Skyline at Waterplace to relaunch as Dine with Skyline in...

PROVIDENCE – New restaurants will open their doors and eateries new and old throughout the state will feature special menus at bargain prices to...
Bruce Newbury

Dining times a-changin’

When a restaurant closes its doors these days it becomes breaking news. This seems to be the result of two things happening. First, many,...
FIRST TASTE: Two bottles of the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau Rosé served recently at Pot au Feu. / COURTESY ROBERT I. BURKE

Everything old is new again

To be a “rising star chef,” there must be a dining destination, a food city, a restaurant row with a core group of well-established...

Friendly’s closes multiple restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Another New England restaurant chain has closed multiple locations without notice.Six Friendly's locations, including its casual restaurant and ice cream shop in...
THE REMINGTON HOUSE INN announced that it will shut down operations as of November 30. / COURTESY REMINGTON HOUSE INN

The Remington House Inn restaurant closing

The list of long-standing Rhode Island restaurants suddenly closing keeps getting longer. The Remington House Inn, a mainstay in the Apponaug area of Warwick,...
Bruce Newbury

Sarto has sense of place

Some restaurants are menu-driven, others price-driven. One of the newest downtown Providence restaurants describes itself as “neighborhood-driven.”The new Sarto on Weybosset Street is a...
THE COUNTRY INN in Warren has closed. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

The Country Inn closes abruptly

WARREN - Another old school Rhode Island restaurant has shut its doors. The Country Inn on Route 136 in Warren closed permanently as of...
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Local culinary high school anything but elementary

One of Newport’s oldest restaurants is not on the waterfront or Bellevue Avenue. The Colonial Dining Room, which opened in 1973, is a 60-seat...
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